Author Visits & Booksignings

Author Visits/Book Signing Event Guidelines

The Library welcomes the chance to provide local authors with space for meeting library customers, signing books, and talking about their work. There is no charge for this service.

Authors may be offered space in the main lobby (downstairs), in a meeting room, or in public areas in the Adult or Children’s area. Library staff will determine if space is available and which space is to be used based on public service needs and other activities scheduled. Food may be served only in meeting rooms or in the lobby.

Library assistance is limited to providing the space, table and chair if needed, and posting a flyer advertising the event in the library. Library staff will not be available to set up other equipment, monitor displays, or assist with refreshments or sale of materials.

Authors may display, sell, and sign books and are welcome to discuss their work with interested library customers. They may not interfere with regular Library activities or display materials which are not appropriate for a public venue serving all age groups.

Authors are encouraged to make arrangements for book signing events at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Public Services Coordinator. With notice, book signing events will be added to the library’s online program calendar. Authors are welcome to provide the library with a sign to post or flyers to put out before the event.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on June 14, 2011